Moose wanders onto racetrack

June 16, 2009 5:04:21 AM PDT
It's big and it's hairy, but it's not a horse.

A large moose wandered onto the grounds of the historic upstate New York racetrack where Man o' War and Secretariat have run.

But Bullwinkle isn't part of the six-week racing season that begins next month at Saratoga.

Police in Saratoga Springs report the moose was first spotted early yesterday morning in the downtown area.

The animal was later found at the race course.

A state wildlife officer was dispatched to tranquilize the moose and return it to the woods.

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